The Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education promotes an education system that prepares professionals to meet the needs of students in a rapidly changing and diverse society. By maintaining close contact with constituents, alliances are constantly expanding with local school districts and other community agencies that seek to meet the education needs of individuals with disabilities. It is through many of these efforts, as well as collaborative training programs that the programs seek to improve educational services for all students by providing information dissemination, technical assistance, and professional services to local school districts and community agencies.
The special education programs at Shippensburg University are continually being evaluated to insure the education of professionals using a "best practices" model. The programs in special education are committed to preparing skilled and knowledgeable professionals to work in a variety of settings that serve the needs of students with disabilities in the least restrictive educational and societal environment.
Students who wish to obtain certification in special education have two options:
- Enroll in the Dual Special Education/PreK-4 major. This option provides the opportunity to qualify for teacher certification in two areas - PreK-4 Early Childhood and PreK-8 Special Education.
- Complete a PreK-4, 4-8, or Secondary Content area with teacher certification (e.g., English, Mathematics, Social Studies, or Science) and then enroll in the Maters of Special Education program to qualify to apply for certification in special education.
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